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what oil should i be using ?

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    its a 1.8 petrol turbo a6 on a 2000 w plate just looked in the manual and it mentions different oils depending on chasis number any ideas ????
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    http://www.castrol.com/castrol/castrolhomepage.do?categoryId=3205

    Try this castrol website to check the right oil for your car. I think the reason they mention different oils is whether your car is on the standard 10,000 mile oil change schedule or the variable service schedule.
    I run mine on Castrol Magnatec but this has since been replaced with Castrol Edge

    This link is the to the product data sheet
    http://129.35.64.91/bpglis/lubtds.nsf/technicaldata/B90FC1BAAA8F4291802570A60047165E?OpenDocument
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    this is it my motor is on the long service oil change so do i need a special kind of oil?

    i looked at the castrol website and there telling me 5w 30 does that sound right ?
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    ok so its castrol edge 5w 30 i need then and i can use this oil to top up my existing oil ?
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    they say you can safely mix it with all previous oils
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    just had a look at the price £45 for 4 litres is that right or am i going completely mad ?
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    Haven't checked the price recently as I got the magnatech the last time.
    Here are some other oils that meet the same 506.00-506.01 spec. I got this from erwin the official audi site.
    Shell Helix Ultra X SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Texaco Havoline Synthetic 506.01 SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601

    If you tell me your usual brand of oil I can check which one is suitable. (the file is made up of 20 or so pdfs so I can't post them.
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    i havent put any oil in the car since ive owned it and i dont know what the previous owner put in

    is it a semi or full oil?
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    I think most of these oils are fully synthetic. Below is a list of all the oils that meet the VW504.00/507.00 which superceeds the VW506.00/506.01 spec and should be suitable for your car. There are others but these are the only ones i've heard off in the UK. If you check the oil containers it should state what oil specs it meets ans should state the vw reference

    Agip Agip 7008 SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Agip Autol Carrera Longlife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Aral Aral SuperTronic LongLife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Avia Aviasynth 5W-30 longlife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    BP BP Visco 7000 Longlife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Castrol Castrol Edge SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Castrol Castrol SLX Longlife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Castrol Castrol TXT 507 00 SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Castrol Longlife III Hochleistungsmotorenöl SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Castrol Castrol SLX LongLife III Topup SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Elf Elf Solaris LLX SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Elf Elf Excellium TDI SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Eurol Eurol Syntence Longlife SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Fuchs Fuchs TITAN GT1 Longlife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Mobil Mobil 1 ESP Formula SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Motul MOTUL Specific 50400 507 00 SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Repsol Repsol Elite Longlife 50700/50400 SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Shell Shell Helix Ultra VX SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Statoil Statoil LazerWay LL SAE 5-W30 50400/50700
    Texaco Havoline Ultra V SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Total Total Quartz INEO 504-507 SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Valvoline Valvoline SynPower XL-III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Volkswagen Original Teile ® Volkswagen LongLife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
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    n1 thanks for the help
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    update: i bought some oil turns out its gotta be 10w 40 part synthetic for my year car anything over 2003 has gotta be fully sythentic 5w 30
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    i dont have a password for that as im not a member

    the spec on the oil was in one of those flip down books that you find in car shops you know the ones with every make of car and year and so
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    Come on get a life!!!

    If you are running a performance car it has to be fully synthetic oil,no?

    Keep yeh chip fat for your old Mk11 diesel golf!!
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    [Dec 11, 2006]
    Here's a list of the long life oils that meet your spec for your car (again got this from erwin the official audi site
    Agip Agip 7007 SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    BP BP Visco 7000 Longlife II SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Castrol Castrol Longlife 2 Top Up SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Castrol Castrol SLX Longlife II SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Cepsa Cepsa Star Eco Synthetic SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Fuchs Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL Longlife Plus SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Kuwait Petroleum Q8 Formula Excel EDX SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Motul Motul Specific 506 01 506 00 503 00 SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Quantum Quantum Longlife Engine Oil SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Repsol Repsol Elite Turbo Life 50601 SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Shell Shell Helix Ultra X SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
    Volkswagen Original Teile ® Volkswagen LongLife II SAE 0W-30 50300/50600/50601
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